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Tornado Watch Issued for Four U.S. States as Storms Intensify

  • Threat of damaging tornadoes increasing across southern tier
  • Forecasters warned of 15% chance of severe storms by Saturday

Dangerous thunderstorms were forming Wednesday afternoon across the Southern U.S. with the threat of strong tornadoes, damaging winds and hail, the National Weather Service said in a tweet

A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, according to the weather service. Forecasters warned there was a 15% chance of severe storms, strong winds and tornadoes in several southeastern states by Saturday.